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Study on social and health services of general interest in the European Union : final synthesis report

HUBER, Manfred
MAUCHER, Mathias
SAK, Barbara
June 2008

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This report seeks to improve the knowledge of both operators and the European Commission about the situation of social and health services of general interest in the European Union (EU). It is also designed to examine the impact of the EU rules on the development of social and health services. The purpose is to eventually establish a monitoring and dialogue tool in the form of biennial reports

Social protection for low capacity households in Zambia

HOLMES, Rebecca
SLATER, Rachel
May 2008

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Social protection is seen as a central pillar of growth in Zambia’s National Development Plan, but its implementation remains a challenge. Enabling households to ‘graduate’ from social protection support means building their assets and increasing their resilience to shocks and stresses, and existing strategies are hampered by lack of knowledge on the numbers and needs of poor households

An untapped resource : how supporting older people with social protection will help achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs)

PEARSON, Anna
SLEAP, Bridget
WALKER, Astrid
2008

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This report finds that interventions aimed at achieving the MDGs must also respond to the intergenerational nature of poverty and to rapid population ageing. It asserts that it is essential to adopt a rights-based approach because this will ensure the needs of the poorest and most marginalised groups are met

Rethinking poverty : making policies that work for children

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, THE NEW SCHOOL
2008

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This conference highlighted new methodologies, exploratory research, and policy options applied to child poverty issues and focused on creative and strategic approaches in the current development environment, including in situations of post-conflict or food insecurity, in the context of Islamic law, under economic and political transition, as well as in the context of western, industrialised countries. This was the fourth annual conference on child poverty and social policy organised by UNICEF and The New School

Barriers to services for children with HIV positive parents

LOUDON, Mark
et al
July 2007

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This is a national overview of a study on barriers to services in the education, health and social welfare fields, encountered by children affected by HIV & AIDS in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu, particularly those services which are or should be provided by state governments. The study identifies actions which can be taken by relevant departments in the state governments to overcome these barriers

Social assistance and disability in developing countries

MARRIOTTT, Anna
GOODING, Kate
July 2007

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This study draws on the existing discourse to investigate social assistance to disabled people in developing countries. By taking the perspective of key stakeholders it examines the characteristics of mainstream and targeted social assistance programmes to understand how to best reach and benefit disabled people and organisations in the developing world. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in disability and development

NI 54 : services for disabled children

SOLUTIONS4INCLUSION
May 2007

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This factsheet describes how an indicator for services for disabled children will be developed in the UK. The indicator will be based on an achieved sample of a minimum of 200 parents of disabled children in each local area using surveys. The survey will be used to calculate a national baseline indicator and produce a report. Details are provided for the associated toolkit, reports and related project links

Social assistance and disability : initial learning

SIGHTSAVERS INTERNATIONAL
April 2007

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This the summary of findings from a study to examine information on disability and mainstreaming of social assistance in developing countries. It addresses a range of key issues, including: the eligibility to and accessibility of social assistance; the socio-economic costs of disability; and the involvement of disabled people in shaping legislation

Social cash transfers and children affected by HIV and AIDS : background paper

GREEN, Maia
2007

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This paper considers core issues around social cash transfers in relation to children and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an overview of evidence regarding the potential impacts of social cash transfers for vulnerable children, including those affected by HIV & AIDS. It examines the implications of programme design for reaching vulnerable children and considers the capacity constraints affecting scale up in the region

Enhanced protection for children affected by AIDS

GREENBERG, Aaron
et al
2007

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This paper articulates the vulnerabilities and protection risks of children affected by AIDS and proposes practical actions to address them. It is a companion paper to "The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS". It aims to help translate government commitment into practice, building on the strategies laid out in the Framework

Qualitative survey on disability and living standards in Georgia

INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES (IPS)
PA CONSULTING GROUP
2007

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This report presents the disability situation in Georgia as of September 2006. The qualitative research identifies the most significant issues, challenges and barriers faced by members of the disabled population in order to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between disability and poverty in a given country and globally, and provides recommendations aimed at designing/improving policies regarding employment, education, health care, and social protection

A review of income transfers to disabled and long term sick people in seven case study countries and implications for South Africa

WHITWORTH, Adam
WRIGHT, Gemma
NOBLE, Michael
April 2006

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This resource examines seven international case studies of state income maintenance policies for individuals who are disabled or long-term sick in order to analyze the current debates in South Africa surrounding the Disability Grant. The countries are: India, Mexico, USA, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, and Canada. The purpose is to provide an overview of the various benefits and the nature of social security coverage for disabled people and chronically sick individuals in each country. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in social protection, public policy and disability

Welfare reform policy paper

DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
January 2006

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This paper explains the terms and legislative process associated with welfare policy reform for disabled people. It also puts forward a set of principles that are designed to facilitate the inclusion and participation of disabled people in the work force. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in disability, welfare reform and labour rights

Disability in conditional cash transfer programs : drawing on experience in LAC

MONT, Daniel
2006

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This resource analyses the participation and outcomes of disabled people in conditional cash transfer programmes. Relying on the limited data and anecdotal evidence that exist, this paper raises important structural and theoretical concerns related to the implementation of these programmes in Latin American countries. It concludes that increased attention to information gathering is required to improve programmes and policies that affect vulnerable groups

Tough choices : disability and social security in South Africa | Disability and social change : a South African agenda

SWARTZ, Leslie
SCHNEIDER, Marguerite
2006

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This resource investigates disability and social change in South Africa. Specifically, it asserts that the biggest barrier to the full participation of disabled people in South African society is discrimination. In line with the social model of disability, this work further claims that societal attitudes hinder access to safe, accessible and affordable transport, employment and HIV and AIDS programmes

Social transfers and chronic poverty : emerging evidence and the road ahead

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
October 2005

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This paper examines the costs and benefits of social transfers for developing countries. More specifically, it identifies that the successful implementation of social transfers is contingent on: political support and ownership within the country; supportive government policy; integration into a larger social protection framework; and stronger institutional capacity. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in development planning, social protection and poverty alleviation

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